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NUWC Keyport's Obsolescence Management Capability

NAVSEA Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Keyport’s Obsolescence Management Division is a DOD recognized supplier of Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) management services. Keyport has been providing this service to the Navy and DOD since 1985 and holds a Warfare Center Technical Capability assignment for Obsolescence Management. The Obsolescence Management Division currently supports planning and execution of DMSMS programs for many platforms and major systems across the DOD during both acquisition and sustainment phases. Services include: proactive DMSMS monitoring, case management, team facilitation, DMSMS plan development and maintenance, contract statement of work support, Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) reviews, oversight of contract performance, analysis of new designs and solution development. Keyport’s robust DMSMS management processes align with SD-22, DMSMS Guidebook, published by the Defense Standardization Program Office.

Keyport also developed, owns, and operates the web accessible Obsolescence Management Information System (OMIS™), a software tool recognized by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN RD&A 27Jan05) as a proactive DMSMS Management System. OMIS™ maintains part records for systems and monitors electronic components, custom designed parts, Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) parts, mechanical parts, and software. Keyport’s staff of over one hundred DMSMS subject matter experts uses OMIS™ to support systems for NAVSEA, NAVAIR, US Marine Corps, US Army, and private industry. OMISTM allows part visibility across systems and platforms, enhancing the ability to identify and mitigate issues for all users. Obsolescence cases created and maintained in OMIS™ allow for collaboration between programs in finding and implementing solutions. OMIS™ also tracks and reports the required metrics for active case management: resolution type and cost, number of cases opened and closed, and respective cost avoidance, and provides impact analysis and impact forecasting based on known and projected obsolescence and logistics data.

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